TRANSATLANTIC
LEADERS FORUM

Sept 24 | New York

Unlock business opportunities
and meet with our network of
corporates, startups and investors.

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MASTERS OF CEREMONY

Tejpaul Bhatia

Startup Lead East
@ Google Cloud

LJ Erwin

Startup Lead West
@ Google Cloud

PROGRAM

12:30 pm

Registration opens

BNP Paribas Auditorium

1 pm

Lunch time

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1:30 pm

Opening remarks

By FrenchFounders & Jean-Yves Fillion, BNP Paribas

1:50 pm

Conference: Transatlantic Leaders Forum

2 keynotes • 3 Fireside Chats

2 pm - 6:30 pm

Impactful Networking

Meet on one-to-one in a dedicated area

4 pm

Coffee Break

Unique opportunities to connect with successful entrepreneurs

4:30 pm

Startup Tour Grand Finale

Hear from 7 French startups looking to expand to the Americas, and 3 American startups looking to develop in France

5.40 pm

Les Echos Awards

Celebrating the top 30 US-based

French-speaking business leaders 

6:30 pm

VIP Cocktail - Invitation only

Powered by La French Tech

CONFERENCE

As part of the 3rd edition of the Startup Tour, FrenchFounders is thrilled to welcome key industry leaders who will serve as keynote speakers on the occasion of the Transatlantic Leaders Forum, discussing issues pertaining to the theme of Innovation and Tech industries.

#Stage 1

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Jean-Yves Fillion
CEO
@ BNP Paribas USA

Nicola Palmer
Senior Vice President Of Technology & Product Development
@ Verizon

Frederic Mazzella
Founder & Chairman
@ Blablacar, Co-President
@ France Digitale

Adele Maynes
Founder & Head of Anthropological Research & Strategy Innovation
@ Eventbrite

Matt Salzberg
Founder & Executive Chairman
@ Blue Apron

Luc Julia
CTO & SVP of Innovation
@ Samsung

Paul Sagan
General Partner
@ General Catalyst

Fabrice Grinda
Business Angel

Stephan Dietrich
CEO & Principal
@ Upneo LLC

Yun-Hee Kim
Technology Editor
@ Wall Street Journal

Mohamed Haouache
2018 French Prize winner
CEO
@ Storefront

Teo Borschberg
2018 People's Prize winner
Co-founder & CEO
@ OTO

AND MORE TO COME!

AMONG OUR +200 PARTICIPANTS
FOR A UNIQUE NETWORKING MOMENT

Startup Tour
Grand Finale

Organized by FrenchFounders and BNP Paribas, the 2019 Startup Tour Grand Finale is the must-attend networking event of the year.
With over 190 applications received in the Americas, only 7 French and 3 American startups will pitch their project in front of an outstanding jury and international FrenchFounders members.

#disruption

MEET OUR FINALISTS

Running for the French Prize

Running for the American Prize

PEOPLE'S PRIZE VOTE

Get more info on each startups/ founders and speak up for your favorite one! 

#acceleration

MEET OUR JURY

Jury members will select the winning startups among the 10 pitches.
They are eager to provide guidance and advice to the finalists and help them succeed in their area of expertise.

Nicola Palmer
Senior Vice President Of Technology & Product Development
@ Verizon

Fabrice Grinda
Business Angel

Adele Maynes
Head of Anthropological Research & Strategy Innovation
@ Eventbrite

Jerome Pesenti
VP Of AI
@ Facebook

Lucia Sinapi-Thomas
EVP Capgemini Ventures Managing Director
@ Capgemini

Paul Sagan
Managing Director
@ General Catalyst

Géraldine Le Meur
Founding Partner
@ The Refiners

Matthieu Baret
Partner
@ Idinvest Partners

Naomi Mulgrave
Vice President, Head Of Strategy And Innovation
@ Prudential International Insurance

Philippe Ricard
COO
@ BNP Paribas USA

#distinction

AMAZING PRIZES

Thank you to our partners for supporting each prize of the Startup Tour

French
Prize

For the winner targeting the French market

American Prize

For the winner targeting the American market

People's Prize

For the startup that gets the most votes

VIP Cocktail

Invitation only

Meet key players in the ecosystem, learn best practices from industry experts and make outstanding connections with other exceptional attendees. This exclusive moment is powered by La French Tech.

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THEY TRUST US

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

THEY MAKE THIS EVENT EXCEPTIONAL

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Where

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BNP Paribas Auditorium

787 7th Ave

New York, NY 10019

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Main contact

Léa Netter +1 415 996 8941

or lea@frenchfounders.com

Curated by FrenchFounders and co-organized by BNP Paribas, the Grand Finale of the 2019 Startup Tour is a gathering of some of the brightest minds in business and beyond.

As part of this 3rd edition, FrenchFounders welcomes high-level keynote speakers and executives for this year’s exclusive format, which now includes a Conference, several workshops and endless networking opportunities.